Week

Math

Grammar

Writing

Reading

Science/SS

Mar 9-13

Unit 8 Modeling and computation of decimals

SOL 4.3abcd, 4.6ab

 

* model, read, write, and identify decimals through thousandths (4 days)

* model fraction and decimal equivalents

Prefix – review

Suffix – review

Homophone – introduce find/fined

 

 

4.7, 4.8, 4.9

Finish VA Studies piece or Dr. Seuss writing

SOL 4.5g

Focus: sensory words

 

Review/Spiral: context clues

VS ab

*Battle of Bull Run & Stonewall
*creation of West Virginia
*Monitor vs. Merrimac

*Battle of Fredericksburg

*Fall of Richmond

Mar 16-20

SOL 4.3abcd, 4.6ab

 

* model fraction and decimal equivalents;

given a model, write fraction and decimal equivalents (2 days)

* compare two decimals through thousandths;

order a set of up to four decimals through thousandths (3 days)

Prefix – review

Suffix – review

Homophone – introduce guest/guessed

4.7, 4.8, 4.9

St. Patrick’s day writing /

Mentor sentence

SOL 4..4ab, 4.5k, 4.6gh

Focus:

Review and test

VS bc

*Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

*Roles of people

*Review

*Test

 

Start Reconstruction

VS 8a

*Problems faced after war
*Freedman’s Bureau and sharecropping

Mar 23-27

SOL 4.3abcd, 4.6ab

* Round decimals to nearest whole number

*Mid unit assessment

* add and subtract decimals; solve single-step practical problems involving addition and subtraction of decimals (3 days)

Prefix – review

Suffix – review

Homophone – introduce plain/plane

4.7, 4.8, 4.9

Narrative writing on experiences they have had regarding bullying, feeling different, being left out, etc.

SOL 4.5a, 4.5 b,e Fiction

How author’s language impacts character, setting, and development of plot

 

4.5b

Identify the theme in fictional text and poetry

 

Focus: how author’s language impacts character, setting, and development of plot

VS 8bc

*Solutions to problems
*Literacy tests

*Jim Crow Laws

*Railroads and economic development

*segregation/

discrimination

*city growth

Mar 30- Apr 3

 

30- teacher workday

 

SOL 4.3abcd, 4.6ab

 

* solve single-step and multi-step practical problems involving

addition and subtraction of decimals

*Review and test 4/3

Prefix – review

Suffix – review

Homophone – introduce see/sea

4.7, 4.8, 4.9

Narrative writing on experiences they have had regarding bullying, feeling different, being left out, etc.

 

4.5 b

Focus: Main Idea/ Theme in Fiction

 

Review: how author’s language impacts character, setting, and development of plot

 

 

*review
*test

 

20th 21st century

VS 9abcd

*agriculture change
*rural to urban & economic cause/effect
*Great depression/New Deal
*Brown vs Board, and Oliver Hill

April 6-10

SPRING BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

April 13-17

13- teacher workday

Unit 9 Data

SOL 4.14abc

* discuss purpose and key features of line graphs;

formulate questions; collect data and organize it into charts or tables;

represent data in bar graph;

interpret data represented in bar graphs

 

spiral review for SOL testing

4.7, 4.8, 4.9

Biography/research writing with wax museum

Review main idea fiction

 

4.5a Language, setting, characters, plot development

VS 9bcd

*Massive Resistance and Harry Byrd
*Linwood Holton, Jr and Maggie Walker
*Arthur Ashe and Douglas Wilder

*Review

April 20-24

SOL 4.14abc

* discuss purpose and key features

of line graphs

* formulate questions; collect data and organize it into charts or tables;

represent data in line graphs;

interpret data represented in line graphs (4 days)

spiral review for SOL testing

4.7, 4.8, 4.9

Biography/

research writing with wax museum

 

4.5e

Identify narrator of a story in and speaker of a poem in fiction

 

*Test

 

Start Government

VS 10ab
*branches of government

*products and industries of VA regions

April 27-May 1

SOL4.14a-c

 

* compare two different representations of the same data

(chart and bar graph, chart and line graph, pictograph and bar graph)

*Review and test on 5/1

spiral review for SOL testing

4.7, 4.8, 4.9

Biography/

research writing with wax museum

 

SOL Review

VS 10c

Government/review

*Advancements in transportation

May 4-8

*SOL Review and testing

 

spiral review for SOL testing

4.7, 4.8, 4.9

SOL test/mentor sentence

 

 

SOL test May 6-7

Science 4.3, 4.1

Start magnetism and electricity unit
* Conductors and insulators

*Basic circuits
* Static Electricity
* Transformation of energy

May 11-15

*SOL Review and testing

 

spiral review for SOL testing

 

4.7, 4.8, 4.9

Sequential how-to writing for magnetism and electricity

Sol review based on classroom and student needs

 

VA Studies SOL May 14

 

Science 4.3, 4.1

Magnetism and electricity

*Electromagnets

*Historical contributions (Michael Faraday, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin)

May 18-22

Math SOL

 

spiral review for SOL testing

 

4.7, 4.8, 4.9

Children’s book on animal/plant adaptations, ecosystem, etc.

 

Practice TEI and released questions

Science 4.5, 4.1

Start ecosystem on 14th

*PBL idea: You are an endangered species biologist. Create an app to educate people on how their actions have impacted an animal on the endangered species list.

*plant and animal adaptations

*organization of populations, communities, and ecosystems

*flow of energy through food webs

May 25-29

 

25- no school

*SOL Review and testing

*Complete end of year DRA

 

Address and phone number

4.7, 4.8, 4.9

Children’s book on animal/plant adaptations, ecosystem, etc.

Remediate for expedited retakes

DRA

Science 4.5, 4.1

Ecosystem

* habitats and niches
* changes of organisms niche through life cycle
* human activity impact on ecosystems

June 1-5

Remediate for expedited retake

Spiral review

4.7, 4.8, 4.9

Narrative on end-of-year and their reflections

Remediate for expedited retakes

DRA

Science 4.4, 4.1

Start plants unit on 29th

* structure and function of typical plants
* plant reproductive structures and processes
* photosynthesis

June 8-12

 

12- last day

Create a math game

Spiral review

4.7, 4.8, 4.9

Gardening article

Stamina fluency comprehension practice

Science 4.4, 4.1

Plants

* plant adaptations